The Los Angeles Chargers have lost two games by a combined five points. The Chargers first fell 36-34 to the Dolphins and then went to overtime and fell 27-24 to the Tennessee Titans.
For the Vikings, it’s not much better. Minnesota has two losses by a total of nine points. Both teams feel they could be 2-0, yet one is staring 0-3 in the eyes.
Let’s look at some more information on the game and give our picks for the Chargers vs Vikings odds.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings Odds
Here are the most up-to-date Chargers vs Vikings odds:
- Moneyline: Los Angeles Chargers -115, Minnesota Vikings -105
- Spread: Los Angeles Chargers -1 @ Minnesota Vikings +1
- Total: 51.5
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings Information
Los Angeles Chargers vs Minnesota Vikings
Location of the game: US Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN.
Date & Time: Sunday, September 24. 12:00 pm CST.
How to Watch: FOX
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Preview
Justin Herbert has thrown for over 530 yards and three touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception, yet his team is winless on the season. That’s frustrating for the signal caller.
Keenan Allen caught two touchdowns on Sunday, but still resulted in a loss. The Chargers did not have their top running back for the loss, as Austin Ekeler had to sit with an injury. In the loss to the Dolphins, Ekeler rushed for over 115 yards.
In the game on Sunday, Joshua Kelley was the running back. He has 65 yards per game through the first two games for the Chargers. Looking at the NFL team stats, the defense for the Chargers is what will have to be better. Los Angeles is allowing 31.5 points per game. It will be interesting to see the Los Angeles Chargers injury report heading into this Week 3 affair.
Minnesota’s Tale of Two Halves
For Minnesota, they had a chance to grab a big win over Philadelphia but could not get the Eagles offense off the field enough. Philadelphia scored 34 on them in the win. The Vikings are turning the ball over at an alarming rate. While Kirk Cousins has just one interception, the Vikings offense has four fumbles lost already. One came in the end zone, which prevented a score for Justin Jefferson and the Vikings.
Speaking of Jefferson. Looking at his NFL player stats, he continues to rank as one of the elite receivers in the league. The former LSU star has caught 20 passes for 309 yards on the season.
Jefferson has yet to score a touchdown. If he continues with his receiving yards and picks up some touchdowns, and Minnesota wins the game, he may start seeing his NFL MVP Odds improve.
Jordan Addison and T.J. Hockenson have two, with K.J. Osborn picking one up as well. Alexander Mattison leads the ground game but has just 31 yards per game.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings Betting Picks
Man, the results of this game could vary a lot. Both teams find ways to lose games. Is this game going to end in a tie because neither team is willing to win the game? Will turnovers decide the game? Will it be a shoot-out, or will the teams figure it out defensively and turn it into a slugfest? This is one of the toughest games of Week 3 to find a betting pick for.
Ultimately, we will go with the home team and the best player on the field. That is Justin Jefferson. Barring any late changes to the NFL injury report, Minnesota does enough to win this game.
- When looking at the Chargers vs Vikings odds: Bet on Minnesota Vikings +1 or Minnesota Moneyline at -105 in this game on Sunday.